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05 October 2006

Madonna's Latest Outrage Targets the Cross of Christ

In all of human history no event has greater eternal significance for us all than Jesus Christ dying on the Cross for our salvation. Yet, next month, Madonna (the trashy pop singer - not the Mother of Our Savior) and the NBC television network will be making a public mockery of the greatest act of love ever performed.

This November, NBC plans to broadcast a concert by pop singer Madonna that includes a scene in which she mocks the Crucifixion of our Savior.

"In the show, Madonna, wearing a fake crown of thorns, descends on a suspended mirrored, disco ball-type cross," reports the American Family Association on its website "When some Christian leaders complained about the mockery, NBC ignored their concerns."

Several Christian groups, including the AFA and the Catholic League, are publicly opposing this outrage and are calling upon us to take action with them. Through its website, the AFA is collecting and forwarding e-mails to NBC calling for them not to broadcast the Madonna crucifixion scene of her concert. I urge you to visit to join in AFA's efforts.

For Christians and for the human race as a whole, there is no more important event than the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. As the late great Pope John Paul II wrote in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, "Contained within the Cross and the Resurrection is the certainty that God saves man, that He saves him through Christ, through His Cross and His Resurrection" (68).

Throughout her infamous career, Madonna has been notorious for her outrageous statements and acts towards Christianity. Had she been at Calvary she probably would have joined with those mocking him as he hung in agony for our sins.

Madonna's conduct is disturbing enough but equally disturbing is NBC's complicity in her outrageous behavior by broadcasting that offensive crucifixion scene. Does NBC have such little regard for the Christian members of its audience that the network would broadcast such an attack upon the core beliefs of their faith?

There still is time for us to act and act we must. Christ suffered and died on the Cross for us all; we ought not to ignore this offense against him. The Madonna concert is scheduled to be broadcast sometime next month. E-mail, write or call NBC and urge them not to broadcast the crucifixion scene:
Bob Wright,
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Phone: 212-664-4444

Echoing the words of our Savior with the most profound humility and charity, I beseech our merciful God..."Father, forgive NBC and Madonna, for they know not what they do."


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